David W. Johnson was recently named as Musical Director and Conductor of the Ames Chamber Artists for the 2016-17 season. Johnson will take over the baton for the 2016-2017 season, replacing James Rodde who stepped down at the end of the 2015-16 season after 10 years as director.
Johnson currently serves as Director of Music Ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Clive and has held the position since 2012. He is also an adjunct professor of church music and the arts at Grandview University in Des Moines, and previously served as the head of the music department at Manhattan Christian School in Churchill, Montana.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University, Spokane, and his Master and Doctorate in Sacred Music from Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana.